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Judoyo
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I will be installing some new rear speakers in my RSX and I am extremely confused on what the actual size of the speakers are. I have read countless posts on this website and others about the rear speakers being 6 1/2" and some that say it is 5 1/4". The crutchfield website only shows 5 1/4" size speakers as ones that fit in my 02 stock RSX. I am bothered because of course I would prefer to have 6 1/2 speakers in my rear panels if possible but have absolutely no interest in using a dremel tool to fit the 6 1/2 speakers into my panels as some posts on this site have said is required. If somebody could give me a 100% without a doubt answer on the size requirements for my REAR speakers that would be greatly appreciated. Crutchfield also includes a spacer adapter with the 5 1/4 speakers. Also, if you have any opinions on which speakers out of the couple that I will link to are the best option please inform me.

5 1/4
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206CSC54/Kicker-43CSC54.html?tp=105
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_108R5022CX/Infinity-Reference-REF-5022cfx.html?tp=105
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_20641KS54/Kicker-41KSC54.html?tp=105
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB522/Polk-Audio-DB522.html?avf=Y

6 1/2
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_777P65B/Sound-Ordnance-P-65B.html?tp=105
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB652/Polk-Audio-DB652.html?tp=105&avf=N
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_206KS60A/Kicker-KS60.html?tp=105&avf=N

I am not too interested in the fact that your favorite pair of $170 speakers are a better option for me. If they are under $100 then I would love to hear about your own opinions.
 

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bleep-bleep bleeeep
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I can tell you that they are kind of a pain to fit because the OEM speakers are shaped with a triangular mounting ring. You'll see what I'm talking about if you pop off the grill. I ended up having to make my own rings from flat pieces of plastic. Or you can cut the OEM speakers from the mounting ring and somehow secure whatever you buy to those.

And I know that ya' didn't ask this... but the rear speakers are kind of a waste to my ear. There's no magic bass or anything to be found there. It's just a speaker screwed into a plastic panel with no bass reflex, porting, or other plumbing issues to help them sound decent. Most threads here suggest putting your money into the fronts and fade your controls to the fronts only.

If I had it to do over again... I'd put more money into a more powerful HU with more EQ options.

Another issue that tends to pop up is that the EQ setting that makes the fronts sound 'good' usually makes the rears sound 'bad' and vice-versa. This is why most folks tend to just fade out the rears altogether.

Good luck with it.
 

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Judoyo
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Another member told me a similar thing about the rear speakers so I ended up going into town and I heard the JBL 602's. They have great highs and I love them. I ordered a pair and found somebody to install for only 35$
 

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The Audio Guru
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Look into "Morel", a bit pricey but quality that can't be beat, at least I think.
Oh morel can be beat on many levels, good SQ speakers, yes, but they are easy to blow as well.
 
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